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Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111   |  
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Stockton, California
1 review
“beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

beautiful grounds. quiet. service was excellent. made to order breakfast was delicious. also toured the historical site located on the grounds. the grounds are beautifully landscaped with nice walking paths. wouldnt know that you were right next to the freeway with all the plantings. had the feel of a southern plantation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My husband and I got home just a few hours ago and I feel compelled to review Pacifica Suites (my first review ever on TA) since I think I have some helpful info to add to the many reviews here.
A few things I consider noteworthy:
1) We stayed in a "traditional king suite" which was adjacent to a freeway on-ramp. Unlike some previous reviewers, we heard NO road noise throughout our 3-night visit. Granted, we kept the room fan (via thermostat) on at all times because we're used to white noise at home, but even still, the walls are thick and the outside noise was minimal.
2) Our room came with a DVD player and a fridge, would guess they all do (I didn't see these amenities listed on their website). We went to the local grocery store and bought some liquid refreshments, and hit up a Red Box during our stay (right down the road at the 7-11). Also, microwaves are available via the front desk for free per request. TV's have inputs so you can hook-up your computer.
3) The hotel has bicycles available to rent and the prices are reasonable (up to $20 for 4+ hours/full day). They all looked like beach cruisers, but would have handled the many paved bicycle paths in the area.
4) Breakfast options were plentiful and tasty. The dining area was ridiculously packed the first 2 mornings with some uninsightful guests who didn't know how to get out of their own way, but we were always able to find a table and enjoy our breakfast.
5) Fresh coffee, decaf and hot water for tea/large selection of tea bags are available in the lobby 24/7 as are to-go cups.

We arrived on Thanksgiving in time for the Manager's Reception (5 - 7PM) which offers guests their choice of beer or wine and multiple snacks. There was no limit on how many drinks you could get.
Overall, we were VERY happy with Pacifica Suites. Every staff person we encountered was friendly and eager to accommodate which made our getaway close to perfect. We look forward to returning sooner than later.

P.S. A few more points: the hotel is technically in Goleta. One of the staff recommended we eat at the Natural Cafe--a mostly vegetarian, (very) casual restaurant (that serves milkshakes ;) BIG winner.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana Point, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We arrived just after dark, so we had no idea the extent of the beauty of the grounds/plantation until morning.

The room was great. We have 4 kids and the room was large enough to accommodate us comfortably.

Breakfast was made to order and excellent. My 6 year old is a bit of a "foodie" and told my husband that the breakfast sandwiches was going to be his request once we arrived home. Honestly, this was the best breakfast we've had included in the room rate at any hotel.

The staff was friendly and check-in was flawless. First impressions are important.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I've driven by the Pacifica Suites for years thinking, "Oh that looks interesting".The grounds are a beautiful old lemon plantaion style mixed w/ a new well done additions. When my husband indicated that this is where we were staying on this visit to his dad's I was pleased. Even with high expectaions I was very, very happy with the choice. The rooms are big, beautiful, well appointed suites. Everything is understated luxury. The grounds are beautiful, the pool great and the atmospherecasual and refined. The guests are neither stuffy nor obnoxious. AND>>>> they take dogs! I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport Beach, CA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This hotel was perfect for our college group. The rooms, being suites, gave people more room to spread out. The breakfast was great with lots of choices and seating both indoors and out. The staff was quite accommodating. Being set back from the road, the rooms are quiet. I paid the $5 fee to go to a local fitness club which was nicer than any hotel's on-site facility. Overall, a great choice for our group.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Pacifica Suites is a great place to spend a weekend, a vacation, or just a night. Its suites are roomy and comfortable. We like the fact that we can bring one or all of our teenagers and still fit with room to spare. The property is beautiful for its size. We always ask for a pool side suite so that we feel that we are away from all the hussle of the parking lot or the on ramp to the freeway. Once you're on the balony, you could be at any family hotel. The complementary breakfast makes it all worth wild. Not having to go but downstairs to eat is great! The selection is fantastic. The amenities are wonderful and the staff has always pleasantly answered and helped us with any requests that we have made. Just wish there were two sinks in the bathroom. Hey but it's a small price to pay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cayman Islands
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Recently I was fortunate enough to be on business in this simply magnificent location within one of my global favorite locations, which is Awesomely Fabulous California. As my time was going to be spent in an all-business mode I was delighted to see that my "room" was indeed a full suite, with a business office area and comfortable quiet lounging area with Queen size sofa bed which area was separate entirely from the King size bedroom and bathroom areas by a long hallway - Also delightfully surprising this wonderful hotel cooks custom breakfasts for guests which cost is included in the the suite room rate. The grounds are of equal quality of a Botanical Park and the heavenly scents from the gardens filled my senses with wonderful Gardenia and Jasmine with my every step. A simply wonderful hotel, with wonderful staff and fabulously designed business traveler best wished for room layout and luxury conveniences. I shall always choose this hotel for all my business travels to this majestically beautiful region of California. Extremely reasonable cost and outstanding value. Every comfort imaginable with custom chef cooked breakfasts daily at no cost!!! Simply Incredible!!!. Thank You Pacifica Suites .......... You are #1 in Business Travel (and Tourism Travel) Two Thumbs Up - Actually Four as you deserve Two Thumbs Up and Two Big Toes Up - Well Done - Well Appreciated!!!! You Certainly Have an Outstanding Excellent Hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#1 Family Hotel in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a grand property anchored by the historic Sexton House and exotic plants and flowers and stay within easy access of area attractions, beaches and activities. ... more   less 
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